Our digital director, Rob Carroll, steered me to a piece on the Curbed Chicago site, knowing about my interest in drone technology.

The story talks a bit about a Chicago and St. Louis based contractor who recently received approval from the FAA to use drones to study potential construction sites in the Chicagoland area. Many assume this is the first in what will be huge surge of applications for this relatively new technology.

Many experts believe this will change the way we look at architecture, and will also alter the real estate and construction industries.

I don't really know if it will or won't, but I do know it's giving me the excuse to post some cool drone footage of The Windy City.